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Criminal Justice Guide

Welcome to the Criminal Justice Subject Guide.

Audience:  CUW undergraduate and graduate students in Criminal justice-focused programs.

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APA Citation Style Guide

Looking for some suggestions for Primo or databases? Try one of these keywords or phrases related to your topic.

  • “Criminal Justice”
  • “Administration of Corrections”
  • Crime
  • “Criminal investigation”
  • “Criminal law”
  • “Criminal procedure”
  • “Forensic Sciences”
  • Imprisonment
  • “Law enforcement”
  • “Juvenile delinquenc*”
  • “Juvenile Justice”
  • Police

You can search for journal articles in Primo and library databases (see databases tab).

For General Instructions: Finding Journal Articles

Journal Titles

These links open databases where you can search for journal articles within the journal.

Criminal Justice EJournals Bookshelf

Criminal Law EJournals Bookshelf

Finding Journal Articles By Journal Title in Primo

    1. Open  Primo Journal Title Search
    2. Search for the Journal’s Title.
    3. Click on the Journal title in the search results.
    4. Search inside the journal for keywords on the journal page, or browse by year, volume, or issue in the database.

You can search for Books & ebooks in Primo


For General Instruction: Finding Books

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Reference Books

Reference Books are located in the short stacks in the center of the Library. Need Help? How to Use Online Encyclopedias

Sage Encyclopedia of social science research methods

REF H62 .L456 2004
Crime in the United StatesREF HV 6787 .A32
The Dictionary of Criminal JusticeREF HV 7411 .R87 2000
Encyclopedia of Law EnforcementREF HV 7921 .E53 2005

A Guide to Forensic DNA Profiling

Encyclopedia of Juvenile JusticeEbook

Library of Congress Call Numbers

HV 6001-7221        Criminology

HV 7231-9960        Criminal justice administration

HV 7431                    Crime prevention

HV 7551-8080        Police

HV 8301-9921        Prison

Government Reports & Non-Profit Research

Online Sources

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